Okay so I’m not the OG-est person out there (I wasnt part of the first 905 on the forums, everything else I’ve been in the very first round of, including throw away beta tests)
That being said I’ve been here a while. Most commonly, it was a pretty sizable chunk of 18-30 year old creators, but after the first few rounds of beta, we all dont know eachother but most of the creators who have been around for a bit are recognizable. I know I’m mutuals with a lot.
It’s sort of like a huge highschool in a populated town where a lot of people move in and out. I can see a lot of faces and recognize them but I dont talk to them every day. But as more and more people joined and join, it’s less and less likely to see people who arent in the video niche I like, so people I knew-of but didnt mutual for whatever reason, I see less of.
Some people were much more involved, there were lots of friend groups of people doing meet ups, wanting to physically collaborate as well as digitally collabing (this actually got quite popular, collabing via distance in the form of skit comedy. We would DM eachother an idea to collab on, and edit together our pieces and post on one account. Not as easy as tiktok but more friendly and personable for sure!!)
There were the few close knit groups, whichost are still friends now, but the forums have slowly gone from a chat room of a few people to being almost impossible to keep up with. So those groups are still friends, but it’s less of the “oh heres the popular byte kids” because theres more and more “popular byte kids”
Some of those OG crowd even went out and got tattoos, thankfully they havent changed the logo too much.
I used to read basically every form post, and havent been able to the last few days
I’ll sign off with the fact it was BULLSHIT that @dom didnt have a #teamblurple, after EVERYTHING we went through, I am disgusted.